3 DAYS BIG 5 SAFARI NORTHERN CIRCUIT PARKS
This short day safari, designed for all the clients who have limited time or those who wish to enjoy and explore also the Kilimanjaro Mountain and Zanzibar Island. In this special Safari, you will be lucky to visit high famed Tanzania national parks namely, Tarangire national park, Lake Manyara and the famous Ngorongoro crater. You will spend all two nights at most standard tented camp and lodge. Upon the arrival day, our representative will pick you up from Kilimanjaro International Airport then transfer you to Arusha safari lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
Day 1: Arusha to Tarangire national park
Enjoy an early breakfast at Arusha safari lodge, with your picnic lunch box you will depart to the stunning game drive at Tarangire national park, situated about 120kms from Arusha town. Tarangire is superb in season but questionable the rest of the year. Elephants are the main attraction, with up to 3,000 in the park during the peak months. Peak season also sees good numbers of wildebeest and zebra as well as giraffe, buffalo, Thompson’s gazelle, greater and lesser kudu, eland, leopard and cheetah. The real prizes in the park are dwarf mongoose, oryx and generuk – but viewings are very rare. Tarangire is one of Tanzania’s finest birding destinations.
Meal and overnight, at Maramboi tented camp.
Day 2: Tarangire to Lake Manyara national park
Rise and shine early ithe n the morning at Maramboi tented camp, soon after breakfast you will depart for tree-climbing lions park game drive. The lake itself takes up much of the park, leaving a strip of land running along its shores where game concentrates. The park is also famous for its elephant and huge number of baboons, and its varied landscape supports an impressive range of other game including wildebeest, buffalo, hippo, flamingo, zebra, warthog, waterbuck, dik-dik and impala.
Meal and overnight stay, at Ngorongoro farm house karatu.
Day 3: Lake Manyara to Ngorongoro crater
Following by the hot breakfast at Ngorongoro farm house, then depart to Ngorongoro crater early in the morning for the astonishing Big 5 game drive. The Ngorongoro Crater is the best place in Tanzania to see ‘The Big Five’. A healthy population of black rhino and some of the largest tusker elephants left in Africa today are the prize spots, but the crater is also home to good populations of lion, leopard and hyena along with healthy herds of wildebeest, buffalo and zebra. Other wildlife here includes serval cat, cheetah, jackal, Grant’s and Thompson’s gazelle, flamingo and bat-eared foxes, as well as approximately 400 species of bird. In the evening after game drive, guide will take you to Arusha for overnight stay and preparation for flight back home or to Zanzibar for the lifetime beach holiday.
Your custom trip package will include accommodations, transportation within the country, guided tours and activities, unique experiences, trip planning, and 24X7 support during your trip.
Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates!
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